Cloud Computing

Shift to Cloud Computing: Forget Technology, It's About Economics

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Why Technology is Not the Impetus

Many people have hailed cloud computing as the next big thing in IT, and a great deal of attention has focused on cloud technology. But technology is not the primary impetus to shift from traditional IT based in the data center. And the technologies that underpin cloud computing are not new.

Rather than a technological revolution, we are seeing a change in the way we consume IT resources. The shift is due to the economics of using the cloud rather than the physical data center.

We are shifting from producing all IT services consumed within our "small-farm" data centers to consuming IT services produced in the cloud by service orchestrators. This change is becoming increasingly evident.

As a matter of economics, cloud computing is compelling for IT service consumers and providers alike.

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